recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
, by Mark Twain.
Read by Annie Coleman
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of "Huck" Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer's sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive father, and Jim as a runaway slave.
As Huck and Jim drift down the river, they meet many colorful characters and have many great adventures. The true heart of the story, however, is the friendship between Huck and Jim. A constant theme throughout the book is Huck's internal struggle between what he has been taught, that helping a runaway slave is a sin, and what he truly believes, that Jim is a good man and it couldn't possibly be wrong to help him.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
was unique at the time of its publication (1884) because it is narrated by Huck himself and is written in the numerous dialects common in the area and time in which the book is set. Although the book was originally intended as a sequel to the children's book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
, as Twain wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
it progressed into a more serious work. Twain's views on slavery and other social issues of the time become clear through the words, thoughts, and actions of Huck Finn. The book has always been the subject of great controversy, and according to The American Library Association
it was fifth on the list of most frequently challenged books in the 1990s.
(Summary by Annie Coleman)
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October 7, 2011
A perfect read
Seriously excellent work.
The book itself? I'd stop listening them inute Tom Sawyer shows up. He seems to drag the boys own adventure genre around with him, and it goes from being a serious work about right, wrong, and growing into manhood back to being a slightly silly caper story.
September 10, 2008
I didn't want to read the book in the first place, but once I started to listen to the recording, it was great. Annie is great, I love the different voices and the accents!!
February 19, 2008
this recording really helped me read the book, other wise i probably would have used spark notes which is ok but i still woulnt have read the book.
Annie does a great job of reading the book, by speaking with the acents and differnt voices for differnt charaters, which made it really enjoyable to listen to.
February 5, 2007
A beautiful introduction to a beautiful classic.
I've started reading this book on my PDA because these sound files were here, and I knew that they would help me to keep on reading throughout this college semester. Then I began reading a paper copy of Huck Finn--that is the only experience I recommend. Sitting down with your favorite mp3 compatible sound system and a paper copy of Huck Finn is an excellent way to spend any particular part of your day.
Annie Coleman's voice has accompanied my first reading of Huck Finn through all of the chapters of the book and will stay with me forever--when *ever* I read this book, her's will be the voice I'm listening to in my mind--no other will do.